Preventive Care News

Bethany Rettberg, NPC
When a patient or provider makes the decision to quit smoking, it is critical to address not only the benefits of smoking cessation but the challenges that lie ahead.
Jennifer L. Hofmann, MS, PA-C, and Jean Covino, DHSC, PA-C
Clinicians should recommend routine yearly influenza vaccinations for everyone 6 months or older who has no contraindications for the 2019-2020 influenza season starting at the end of October, according to the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.
Jennifer L. Hofmann, MS, PA-C, and Caitlin Henderson, RN, WHNP
Gestational diabetes (GD) is defined as diabetes that is diagnosed during the second or third trimester of pregnancy.
Jennifer L. Hofmann, MS, PA-C
Routine preventive care for seniors includes appropriate vaccinations according to updated ACIP and CDC guidelines.
Jennifer Gershman, PharmD, CPH
Health care professionals can play an important role in counseling patients on prevention and treatment strategies for skin conditions.
Jennifer Gershman, PharMD, CPH
Bedside assessments provide key information about patient health and can serve as prevention tools for those at risk of falling.
Gina Kokosky, Assistant Editor
The 2017-2018 influenza season was one of the most severe in more than a decade, with high levels of hospitalization and mortality.
Jennifer Gershman, PharmD, CPh
Diabetes can result in vision problems, so it is important to closely monitor patients through comprehensive eye examinations.
Officials with the FDA have approved a supplemental application for Merck's Gardasil 9 (Human Papillomavirus (HPV) 9-valent Vaccine, Recombinant) that expands the approved use of the vaccine to include individuals aged 27 to 45 years.
Gina Kokosky, Assistant Editor
Health care professionals were more likely to be vaccinated when their workplace promoted or required vaccines.

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The Educated Patient

Katarzyna Lalicata, MSN, FNP-C, FNP-BC
The symptoms associated with colds, most commonly congestion, coughing, sneezing, and sore throats, are the body's response when a virus exerts its effects on the immune system. Cold symptoms peak at about 1 to 2 days and last 7 to 10 days but can last up to 3 weeks.
Kristen L. Marjama, DNP, APRN-BC, FNP
Exposure to damp and moly environments may also result in a variety of other health issues.
Bethany Rettberg, NPC
An accurate medical history and a physical exam are critical to rule out more serious conditions.
Bethany Rettberg, NPC
Practitioners should get a detailed medical history and conduct a thorough physical to treat sinus infections.
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